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old VCR bits

 I took apart an old quasar VCR the other day,  I was after its IR transceiver, but i found a treasure-trove of awesomeness!

Some really cool stepper motors were hiding in there, the one in the read-write head was particularly impressive...  anyone looking for a stepper motor to make into a generator should look into using a vcr head (in my opinion anyway) you could even mill the aluminum read head part into a pully shape fairly easily.

also included were a BUNCH of little plastic gears and one nice molded aluminum gear. You could probably build an entire analog clock with only the crud i found in this VCR, and if i where a just a bit less lazy I'd try to prove it :P

here's a pic of all the crazy gears, I'll try to remember to take pictures of the other neat bits i found in it when i get back to my workshop.


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Jul. 4th, 2009 09:35 am (UTC)
You sure that's not the Antikythera mechanism?
Jul. 6th, 2009 08:25 pm (UTC)
LOL, Truly it's about that crazy :P
.....yeah, .....words n' stuff ...
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